FloCon 2016 Announces Conference Program and Keynotes

Dec 15, 2015, 11:39 ET from Software Engineering Institute

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FloCon 2016, the 12th annual open forum for large-scale network analytics, has announced its full technical program and keynote speakers for the conference, to be held January 11-14, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Florida. FloCon is sponsored by the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

As the Internet evolves and computer networks become larger, network operations and network security have become critical factors for successful companies. Network data security is priority one for almost every corporation. FloCon provides a forum for large-scale network flow analytics to support securing and monitoring data on the network. Showcasing next-generation techniques, FloCon is geared toward operational analysts, tool developers, researchers, and others interested in applying the latest analytics against large volumes of traffic.

Keynote speakers at the conference will be Dr. Peter M. Fonash, chief technology officer, Department of Homeland Security Office of Cybersecurity and Communications; and Ron Gula, chief executive officer, Tenable Network Security.

This year's technical program features exciting and informative presentations that cover a range of network security topics and solutions. Attendees will learn to

  • use network flow to gain cyber situational awareness
  • leverage the newest traffic analysis techniques
  • explore free tools that help to analyze large amounts of network traffic

The program features experts and leaders in the field of flow analysis. Tutorials are offered at no additional cost and are eligible for continuing education credits.

For more information about FloCon 2016 or to register, visit http://www.cert.org/flocon/.

About the Software Engineering Institute
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI helps organizations make measurable improvements in their software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering. For more information, visit the SEI website at http://www.sei.cmu.edu. The CERT Division of the SEI is the world's leading trusted authority dedicated to improving the security and resilience of computer systems and networks and a national asset in the field of cybersecurity. For more information, visit http://www.cert.org.

SOURCE Software Engineering Institute